School Supply Drive: Arlington ISD Alumni’s SLAMfest Event Aims to Fill 100 Backpacks

Arlington ISD, Education, News
When it comes to spreading kindness through the community, the Arlington ISD Alumni SLAMfest and Back to School Supply Drive is a slam dunk. This annual basketball tournament and fundraiser, set for 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Saturday, August 11, aims to collect enough school supplies to fill 100 backpacks for…
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Culture Buzz: Arlington Music Hall in Downtown Installs New Seating

Entertainment, Headlines, News
The newest Culture Buzz segment on MyArlingtonTV features the Arlington Music Hall, which has a rich history as an entertainment hot spot in Downtown. The Music Hall, part of The American Dream City’s Cultural District in Downtown Arlington, recently installed new, larger cup holder seats. The seats were in place for David Archuleta’s performance…
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2018 Swim Season Winding Down for City’s Outdoor Pools

News, Parks & Recreation
You still have time to beat the heat at one of Arlington’s swimming pools. Friday, August 10 is the last day to enjoy Allen Bolden, Helen Wessler, Howard More and Woodland West pools. After Friday, these four pools will be closed for the 2018 season. Bad Königshofen and Randol Mill will remain open through Labor Day, but will be operating under new…
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UTA One of Three Universities to Win Excellence in Sustainability Award This Year

Education, News, UT Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington has won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, or NACUBO. The 56-year-old association represents more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. The annual NACUBO Awards recognize institutional success in various areas. The Excellence in…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Morris & Alicia

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Dog of the Week – Meet MorrisThis eleven-month-old male Boxer Mix is a brown and black brindle and weighs 60 pounds. An active young dog, Morris is eager to please. He exhibits his high energy by actively playing with toys. After playtime, he appreciates the attention and likes his haunches petted. He would probably…
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Southbound SH 360 Frontage Road Closed Overnight Between Ave K and Ave J

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has…
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PlainsCapital Bank Opens Commercial Banking Center in Arlington’s Entertainment District

Business, Economic Development, News
While commercial banking customers increasingly utilize online and mobile banking features, they still rely on brick-and-mortar locations for a range of services. Reflecting that demand, PlainsCapital Bank consolidating its two Arlington branch operations and staff into a new, larger, modern facility near AT&T Stadium. PlainsCapital’s branches at 1501 North Center Street…
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What to Know: Davis Pressure Plane Phase I on Pace for Spring Completion

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Phase I of Arlington Water Utilities’ Davis Pressure Plane Project – which is primarily located along South Davis Drive, between West Park Row Drive and UTA Boulevard – is on schedule to finish in spring 2019. Here’s what has been accomplished so far and what students and faculty returning to…
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Arlington’s Fire Station No. 5 Awarded LEED Certification

Fire, News, Public Safety
The City of Arlington is proud to announce that the recently rebuilt Fire Station 5 has been awarded LEED Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USBGC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system developed by the USBGC is the most widely used green building system and provides…
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Longtime Arlington Resident Helen Krebs Maddox Celebrates 104th Birthday

Community, News
Longtime Arlington resident Helen Krebs Maddox celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday surrounded by friends and family at the Arlington Woman’s Club. Maddox, wearing a red rose corsage on her wrist and a twinkling star necklace, smiled comfortably from her seat of honor as well-wishers brought her flowers, warm greetings and…
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Section of Southbound 360 at Park Row Drive to Close for Sign Removal on Saturday

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will close southbound SH 360 mainlanes at Park Row Drive in Arlington from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. Saturday, July 28 for sign bridge removal, weather permitting. A sign bridge is the metal structure that spans the highway and holds the highway signs. The sign…
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Host Public Meeting on Joe Pool Lake Master Plan

Community, News
Do you enjoy boating, fishing other other recreational activities at Joe Pool Lake near Arlington’s southeastern border? The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a public meeting at 6 p. m on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, to provide information and receive public input toward the final draft revision of the…
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Say Cheese! Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Best Selfie/Photo Opportunities List

Entertainment, News
Looking for an eye-catching new Facebook profile pic or Instagram-worthy shot?Our friends over at the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau have put together this fun list of 10 best selfie or photo opportunity spots where you can click a great pic and let your friends know you’re enjoying an Arlington…
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Neighborhood Network News: Park Improvements, Summer Water Use Tips & More

Community, Headlines, News
In this Neighborhood Network News edition, you’ll get important tips on how to keep your summer water bill in check, learn more about street, park and library improvements, join a block party with our newest Meet the Neighbors episode, and much more. Water Wise: Arlington Water Utilities customers used an average…
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Bond Tracker: Deaver Park Improvements in Southwest Arlington

Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News, Parks & Recreation
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that
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Lockhart Smokehouse Coals Transfered From Dallas to Light BBQ Smokers at Texas Live!

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News
In a deep rooted tradition that dates back to the early 1900s, Lockhart Smokehouse coals were transferred today from Oak Cliff to its newest location at Texas Live! set to open August 9th in the Arlington Entertainment District. The ceremonial procession, which started at the Lockhart Smokehouse Oak Park location,…
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Register Now for Arlington Tennis Center’s Free Dog Days Play Day on Aug. 4

News, Parks & Recreation
The sweltering Dog Days of Summer are no match for fun at Arlington Tennis Center’s Dog Days Play Day!The play day is next Saturday, August 4 from 9 a. m. to 11 a. m. The morning will be filled with games and activities both on and off the court as well as music…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for July 27-29, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. David Archuleta at Arlington Music HallDavid Archuleta became a star when he was just 16. In 2008, more than 30 million television viewers fell in love with his angelic voice…
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Lane Closures Announced for Eden Road/New York Avenue Realignment

Government, Headlines, News, Public Works, Traffic Update, Transportation, Water Utilities
The realignment of New York Avenue and Eden Road to connect with TxDOT’s new SH 360 Tollway in southeast Arlington is approaching completion. Construction started in January 2018 on the $5.7 million bond project, which was approved by Arlington voters in 2014. The realignment is a necessary step in City’s long-range…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 25-26

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed five positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Jake Langston Park and Woodside Drive Map East Mayfield Road at New York Avenue Map Caliente Drive at Commander Court Map Stagetrail…
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Building the Bowl: Inside Globe Life Field Construction

Business, Entertainment, News
In March 2020, 40,000 fans will file into Globe Life Field. They’ll visit merchandise shops, buy hot dogs and eventually walk into the seating bowl to watch the Texas Rangers take the field. What fans won’t see when Globe Life Field opens its doors for the first game are the building blocks underneath the…
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Kindness Grows Here: Arlington’s Community Garden Supports Mission Arlington

News, Parks & Recreation, UT Arlington
Summer is the season of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many North Texans enjoy maintaining a backyard garden. Thanks to a collaboration between the City of Arlington and the University of Texas at Arlington, even those with a small yard or no yard can also grow their own produce. Arlington Today recently…
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Begin Your Trip Here: NCTCOG Launches Free Real-Time Traffic Conditions App

News, Transportation
Don’t get caught in traffic. Before you head out on your commute or your family vacation, log into the new 511 DFW app to get real-time updates on traffic conditions across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.511DFW is the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ free trip-planning mobile app and website just for…
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Donate School Supplies, Receive Half Off Arlington Pool Admission

News, Parks & Recreation
Make a splash in your local community by donating a new school supply item and get half price admission at any Arlington outdoor pool from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 10. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department sets out collection buckets at each of the City’s six outdoor pools to collect supplies for Mission Arlington. The…
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Achieving the Dream: Former AISD Students Land Lockheed Martin Jobs After Internships

Arlington ISD, Education, Headlines, News, UT Arlington
When Austin Smith started his Lockheed Martin internship his senior year in 2014 at Martin High School, the hope was that it would lead to a full-time job.“That was kind of the dream of mine,” said Smith, who will start his senior year at the University of Texas at Arlington next month…
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Pet Calendar Photo Contest Voting Now Open to Arlington Dog Lovers

Community, News
Thank you to all the Arlington dog owners who took the Doo the Right Thing pledge and submitted their dogs’ photos for the North Central Texas Council of Governments Pet Calendar contest. Voting for North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) 2019 “Doo the Right Thing” Dog Calendar is now…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Joey & Ivory

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet JoeyThis male twelve-year-old domestic medium hair is black and white in color. Joey was owner surrendered to the shelter due to his pet guardians moving. He is looking for a new home where can be “chill” in his golden years. A quiet environment would…
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Traffic Alert: Southbound SH 360 Reduced to One Lane Between Ave J, Trinity River Nightly

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has…
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City’s Fair Helps Residents on Their Way to Achieving American Dream of Homeownership

Community, Headlines, News
Chatter filled the Arlington Convention Center on Saturday morning, as city residents hungry for knowledge about the house-purchasing process soaked up as much as they could at The American Dream City’s third annual Homeownership Fair.“I’m trying to get as much information as possible,” said longtime resident Creas Hatchett, echoing many…
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Chef and TV Host Guy Fieri Stoked to Bring Taco Joint to Texas Live! in Arlington

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best selling author and Emmy Award winning television host, Guy Fieri, unveiled additional details today for his signature concept at Texas Live! – Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint. Guy Fieri’s Taco Joint will debut with the project when it opens in the Arlington Entertainment District on…
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Residents Enjoy Coffee with the Manager at Arlington Animal Services Center

Animal Services, News
Residents learned about Arlington Animal Services’ valuable programs, services and success stories while enjoying complimentary Starbucks from the 4645 Matlock Road store during a recent Coffee with the Manager event at the City’s animal shelter. Arlington Animal Services Manager Chris Huff and several members of her dedicated team shared information and…
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Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Fan Favorites

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Headlines, News
Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 10th anniversary concert season had a great start with its summer concerts, with an estimate of more than 85,000 people on its lawn for free music and movie nights. But they aren’t finished yet!The Levitt starts the second part of its birthday celebration on Aug. 31 with…
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Learn Great Tips at Free Monthly Backyard Composting Classes in Arlington

Community, News
The next time you’re cleaning up after preparing a delicious dish, don’t toss those eggshells, potato peels or fruit rinds into the trash. A great alternative to sending your unwanted fruit and vegetable scraps – or even leaves and grass clippings – to the landfill is to compost them instead.…
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Arlington Eats: Summer Meat Smoking Tips from a Local Expert

Community, Headlines, MyArlingtonTV, News
Come along for a mouthwatering ride and catch The American Dream City’s cultural diversity and unique cuisine with Arlington Eats on MyArlingtonTV. In this month’s edition of Arlington Eats, host Andrew Tanielian visits local meat smoking expert Roger Stephens, who continues to share his passion with his congregation at First United Methodist Church of Arlington. Stephens…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for July 20-22, 2018

Entertainment, News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Summer Concert Series — LAST WEEKEND2018 will be a year of celebration for Levitt Pavilion Arlington as it begins its 10th year of free music. The concert season…
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North Plaza Opens with Texas Live! on Aug. 9; Globe Life Field Seating Bowl Takes Shape

Entertainment, Headlines, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers released new renderings today of the North Plaza for Globe Life Field and Texas Live! during a media construction update that took place on the Hilti Observation Deck at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The North Plaza, which will be the north entrance to Globe Life Field, is…
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Bridging the Gap: Arlington’s River Legacy Trail Extension on Pace for Fall Completion

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Hikers, bikers and nature lovers in The American Dream City will soon have a longer trail to explore through Arlington’s beautiful River Legacy Parks. The City of Arlington recently completed installation of two pedestrian bridges that will help extend the popular 7-mile trail by another half-mile, stretching the path east to…
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July 2018 Arlington Police Community Newsletter Available

News, On Call - Inside The Blue, Police, Public Safety
In this issue, the heat is on, on vehicle burglars and five Arlington police officers are honored at State Capitol! On Call is a community newsletter published monthly by the Arlington Police Department Media Office. Click here to read the newsletter.
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Arlington Day Dreamer Red Hat Chapter is About Food, Friendship and Fun

News, Parks & Recreation
The Arlington Day Dreamer Red Hat Chapter 63448 held a Craft Lunch at Eunice Activity Center on Wednesday, July 18. The Red Hat Society is a playgroup for women created to connect like-minded women, make new friends and enrich lives through the power of fun and friendship! The Arlington Chapter gets…
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Arlington Police Offer 5 Tips to Prevent Doorstep Package Thefts

News, Police, Public Safety
Did you snag some great bargains during Amazon Prime Day? You weren’t alone. Millions of items were purchased during this year’s online shopping sale, which means lots and lots of packages are heading to Arlington doorsteps. Concerned about a potential increase in package thefts over the coming weeks, Arlington police are…
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Arlington Parks Receives ‘Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider’ Designation

News, Parks & Recreation
Arlington Parks and Recreation has been awarded the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider designation by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. Earning the Better Sports for Kids Quality Program designation demonstrates that Arlington Parks and Recreation has taken steps to ensure a safe, quality playing environment for children. Arlington…
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Arlington, Pantego to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 18-19

Community, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed three positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following locations: Sherry Street at Pioneer Parkway Map Arkansas Lane at Lakewood Drive Map South Cooper Street at Lovers Lane Map Additionally, the Town…
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Signs of the Times: Arlington Man’s Americana Neon Sign Collection Continues to Grow

Community, News
While some people collect coins and stamps, snowglobes or even post cards from around the world, Arlington resident Michael Brown’s assortment of vibrant neon sign outshines the typical hobbyist’s collection. Brown’s passion for Americana road art has taken him around the country looking for original neon signs. Today, his collection is…
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Beat the Summer Heat with These Handy Tips

Community, News
The City of Arlington encourages you to stay safe and keep cool this summer. Be prepared for prolonged periods of heat and make plans to protect yourself, family and pets. Preparations include staying indoors during the hottest times of the day, seeking recreational opportunities in air-conditioned locations such as public libraries or…
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Barking Dogs and Junky Cars: Top 10 Requests Made Using the Ask Arlington App

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has addressed more than 10,650 concerns, ranging from overgrown and debris-filled lawns to stray animals, that were reported by residents through the Ask Arlington app during the first six months of this year. The free app, available for Android and Apple devices and on the City’s website,…
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Arlington Police Recognize Officers at Bi-Annual Awards Ceremony

Headlines, News, Police, Public Safety
The Arlington Police Department held its bi-annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, July 17 at the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse to honor and recognize officers and professional staff. Police Chief Will Johnson awarded seven officers with the Life Saving Award, nine officers with the Police Officers Award and four officers with the…
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Meet the Neighbors: La Frontera Celebrates Community Spirit at Block Party

Community, Headlines, News
With pizza, refreshments and games, the residents in La Frontera recently held a Friday night block party to strengthen and celebrate the sense of community in their southeast Arlington neighborhood. The City of Arlington even pitched in, bringing out its Block Party Trailer to provide the residents with the supplies they…
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Donated Ultrasound Machine a Valuable Tool for Arlington Animal Services Center

Animal Services, News
The City of Arlington extends a special thank you to Sound and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging for their generous donation of a new ultrasound machine for the Arlington Animal Services Center. Representatives from Sound, including President Tom Jacobi, and the Academy of Veterinary Imaging presented their donation, valued at approximately $45,000,…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Charlee & Bella

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet CharleeThis two-year-old female domestic shorthair is a black and grey tabby. Charlee is a sleek cat with soft fur who likes to be petted after playtime. She has a soft purr and kneads in response to having attention paid to her. Playful when enticed…
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Daily Lane Closures Scheduled This Week on SH 360 Main Lanes for Widening Project

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has…
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MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Third Floor

Headlines, Library, MyArlingtonTV, News
Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…
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Traffic Alert: New Ballpark Way/Baird Farm Road Ramp Opens Off Westbound I-30

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
Drivers on westbound Interstate 30 in Arlington must now exit earlier if they are looking for the Ballpark Way/Baird Farm Road exit. The old exit Ballpark Way/Baird Farm exit ramp has been closed for reconstruction as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. A new, permanent exit ramp…
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Arlington Police Invite Community to National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff

News, Police, Public Safety
Stop by the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library this Saturday for information on National Night Out, a Human Trafficking presention and more as part of the Arlington Police Department’s National Night Out/Project 365 Kickoff. This free event is scheduled from 9:30 a. m. to noon July 21 in re[Brary} Room A at the…
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Schedule Your Free Ride on Milo, Arlington’s Autonomous Shuttle, on July 19

Community, Headlines, News
Interested in catching a ride on a self-driving shuttle? Come try out Milo and provide the City of Arlington with feedback about your experience. The City of Arlington is now booking free rides between 9 a. m. and 11 a. m. on Thursday, July 19 to provide the public an opportunity to check out…
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‘It’s a Legit Melting Pot’: Travel Writer Spotlights Arlington’s Diverse Food Scene

Entertainment, News
It’s no surprise that Arlington, the 48th largest city in the country, is a diverse community. One place the city’s cultural diversity is most evident is through its unique cuisine. Travel writer A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, who grew up in the Arlington area, recently spotlighted some fantastic restaurants who make their home…
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Duluth Trading Co. Creates Buzz with Opening of New Arlington Store

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News
The grand opening of Duluth Trading Co. ‘s new Arlington store generated a lot of buzz on Thursday — and not just because of the lumberjacks entertaining the crowds with their chainsaw skills. Ax throwing, sawing and log chopping were among the free lumberjack demonstrations held to entertain the crowd shortly after a…
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Weekend Buzz: 10 Events in The American Dream City for July 13-15, 2018

News
Weekend Buzz airs on MyArlingtonTV from Thursday to Sunday. You can also check out the video on our YouTube channel. 1. Levitt Pavilion Arlington’s 2018 Concert Series2018 will be a year of celebration for Levitt Pavilion Arlington as it begins its 10th year of free music. The concert season will be packed with…
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Arlington Water Utilities Sees High Use, Encourages Residents to be Water Wise

Government, Headlines, News, Water Utilities
Arlington Water Utilities customers used an average of 75 million gallons a day in June, nearly 30 percent more water on average than in June 2017. It’s a trend that’s not surprising given the recent hot, dry weather. The good news is Lake Arlington and the East Texas reservoirs that supply…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 11-12

Community, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed one positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito sample. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: East Mayfield Road at New York Avenue Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of Arlington Health Authority, Tarrant County…
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A New Blueprint for Construction: Building Globe Life Field in Virtual Form

Business, News, Sports, Texas Rangers
Gone are the days of hundreds of blueprints, sketched in pencil and aligned on a light table. There’s a new blueprint for construction, a three-dimensional model containing all the information needed to build Globe Life Field. Building Information Modeling, BIM for short, is essentially building the future Texas Rangers retractable…
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Deaver Park Improvements to Begin Soon in Southwest Arlington

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Renovations, which include a longer walking trail and new shaded playground equipment, will soon be under way at Deaver Park in southwest Arlington. The Arlington City Council approved a $411,000 contract in June with Schmoldt Construction, Inc. of Celina for the park’s extensive makeover, expected to be complete by early 2019.…
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Former, Current UTA Formula Racing Students to Compete in Great Britain

Education, News, UT Arlington
Former and current University of Texas at Arlington formula racing students are traveling to the United Kingdom to participate this week in the 20th anniversary of the inaugural Formula Student United Kingdom event at Silverstone Circuit. During the event, set for July 13-15, former FSAE students will race the original 1998 car…
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Six Flags Over Texas’ New Harley Quinn Spinsanity Opens Saturday

Entertainment, Headlines, News
Hey puddin’…. Harley Quinn is ready set your world spinning at the Thrill Capital of Texas!Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington’s Entertainment District will debut its newest ultimate super-villain thrill ride — Harley Quinn Spinsanity — this Saturday. MyArlingtonTV was invited to check out the exhilarating ride during a media preview on Tuesday. Harley Quinn…
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Woodland West Library to Close Temporarily During Renovations

Headlines, Library, News
Beginning August 1, 2018, the Woodland West Branch Library will close temporarily while the building is renovated. The branch’s front doors, façade and other areas will be updated. Library service will be unavailable at Woodland West during construction, which is expected to be complete in November. The renovation will feature improvements…
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Arlington Ranked ‘Best-Run City’ in Texas

Community, Headlines, News
With quality city services and smart budgeting, WalletHub has ranked the City of Arlington as the best-run city in Texas and as the only Texas city to make it in the national Top 25 list. The American Dream City came in 25th out of the 150 most populated cities in the…
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HealthSource Offering Free Sessions to Youth Athletes in Arlington

Community, News
HealthSource of Arlington Matlock says it is on a mission to help youth sports teams across Arlington perform at their best by conducting free Sports Stretch and Body Tune-Up Sessions this summer. The sessions complement team conditioning and stretching activities and can be completed in 15 to 30 minutes before or…
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Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters to Perform at Arlington Music Hall

Entertainment, News
Book your tickets now for Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters, who are performing Thursday, July 19 in Downtown Arlington. Ticket prices start at $20 for the show, set for 7:30 p. m. at the Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St. The Arlington show is one of five Texas stops on…
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Pets of the Week – Meet Princess & Loki

Cat of the Week, Dog of the Week, News, Pets of the Week
Cat of the Week – Meet PrincessThis four-year-old female domestic shorthair is a blue and tan tortoiseshell. Princess was an owner surrendered animal along with her housemate due to the owner being allergic to them. She is described as lap loving and friendly with children and adults. She is willing…
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Rangers to Host Globe Life Field Q&A During July 21 Game

Entertainment, News
Are you heading to the Texas Rangers game on Saturday, July 21? Don’t miss the Globe Life Field Information Session at the Hilti Observation Deck. Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president of business operations, and Jack Hill, senior vice president of project development, will answer questions at 6 p. m. The…
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MyArlingtonTV Tours the New George W. Hawkes Downtown Library: Second Floor

Headlines, Library, MyArlingtonTV, News
Director of Libraries Yoko Matsumoto is taking residents and visitors on a tour of the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library in a three-part series for MyArlingtonTV showcasing each floor. The Downtown Library, located at 100 S. Center St. just north of Arlington City Hall, opened to the public on June 16,…
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Arlington Animal Services 10th Annual Pet Calendar Contest Under Way

Animal Services, Headlines, News
Lights, camera, action! Your pet may already be a super star to you – but you can catapult his or her stardom in The American Dream City (and around the world) by entering the 2019 Arlington Animal Services Adoptions & Rescues Calendar Photo Contest!This year’s theme is “A Decade of…
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Nighttime SH 360 Main Lanes Closures Scheduled in Arlington This Week

Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered…
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TxDOT to Hold Public Meeting July 19 on Proposed Southeast Connector Project

Government, Headlines, News, Traffic Update, Transportation
The Texas Department of Transportation proposes to reconstruct the Interstate 20, Interstate 820 and US 287 interchanges in southeast Tarrant County to improve mobility and safety. The proposed $1.25 billion project, which includes a portion of Arlington, is referred to as the “Southeast Connector.”TxDOT will hold a public meeting from…
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More than 3,100 Attend Library’s ArlingCon Pop Culture Convention

Library, News
More than 3,100 people, many dressed in their favorite cosplay creations, attended this year’s ArlingCon at the University of Texas at Arlington. ArlingCon is the Arlington Public Library’s free annual pop culture convention that celebrates fandoms and interests across many genres. This family-friendly event, held in conjunction with UTA Libraries, is designed to…
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Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Helps Connect Families to Babies in NICU

Community, News
On a video screen, a tiny newborn appears asleep in a crib. The parents, who cannot be at the baby’s side, watch the screen to check in throughout the day. This new technology is now live at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, providing an instant connection between parents and their infants who…
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Public Invited to Help Welcome Journey of Hope Cyclists to Arlington July 13

Community, News, UT Arlington
The Arlington Mayor’s Committee on People with Disabilities and the University of Texas at Arlington Movin’ Mavs will host the Ability Experience Journey of Hope South cycling team for the 22nd year on Friday, July 13, 2018. The Journey of Hope cyclists are traveling from Los Angeles to Washington, D. C. on their…
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Arlington Curbside Recycling Tips: When in Doubt, Throw it Out!

Community, Environment, Headlines, News
When in doubt, throw it out. Most of us have heard this phrase where it pertains to expired milk in your fridge or some other food that’s been sitting in your pantry past its best by date. This phrase also comes in handy when dealing with your curbside recycling. Every day,…
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Traffic Alert: Nighttime Westbound I-30 Main Lane Closures Near 161 Planned This Week

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered…
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Red, White & You! Check Out Arlington’s 4th of July Parade Photos

Community, Headlines, News
The heart of Arlington was once again a festive scene of red, white and blue for the fantastic 4th of July Parade on Wednesday morning.“Star Spangled Independence Day” was the theme of this year’s Arlington 4th of July Parade, billed as the oldest, longest running event in the city. Thousands lined Downtown streets…
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Thousands Celebrate Light Up Arlington in Downtown

Headlines, News, Parks & Recreation
Thousands gathered in Downtown on Tuesday evening to celebrate at the Parks and Recreation Department’s 12th annual Light Up Arlington. This year’s celebration, which encompassed several blocks north and south of City Hall and the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, included some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth…
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Arlington to Conduct Targeted Ground Spraying for West Nile Virus July 3, July 5

Community, Headlines, News
The City of Arlington has confirmed two positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito samples. As a result, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying in the following location: South Cooper Street at Lovers Lane Map Sherry Street at Pioneer Parkway Map Targeted ground spraying will occur following the City of…
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Duluth Trading Co. to Celebrate Opening of Arlington Store on July 12

Business, Community, Economic Development, Headlines, News
Duluth Trading Co., known for its durable workwear and entertaining commercials, will celebrate the grand opening of its new Arlington store on Thursday, July 12. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams, is scheduled for 9 a. m. at the south Arlington store, located at 620 E. Interstate 20. The…
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What to Know: City of Arlington’s New Garage Sales Ordinance

Community, News
Planning a garage sale in Arlington soon? Residents are now required to obtain a city permit, which is free of charge, and are limited to three sales within a 12-month period. The Arlington City Council adopted the Garage Sales Ordinance in February after considerable discussion and public input to protect residents…
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Texas Live! Announces Partnership with Balcones Distilling

Business, Economic Development, Entertainment, News
Texas Live! is pleased to announce its partnership with Balcones Distilling as the official Texas-­whisky provider of the $250 million world-­class dining, entertainment and hospitality district opening August 9 in Arlington’s Entertainment District. Originating in Waco in 2008, Balcones Distilling was developed from a passion to create something original and authentic in…
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New Images for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project in Arlington Now Available

News, Traffic Update, Transportation
New lane closures are planned for the next week as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project and the SH 360 Widening Project. New aerial photos of the projects are available on the Keep 30360 Moving website. New or updated items are indicated in bold. The City of Arlington has partnered…
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July Volunteer of the Month: Jude Plauche

News
Congratulations to our July Volunteer of the Month, Jude Plauche. Plauche joined the Arlington Master Composters after attending the annual Master Composter workshop in the spring of 2017. Already an active volunteer with the Arlington Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol, Plauche wanted to give more of himself to his community. He quickly…
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Arlington Water Encourages Efficient Irrigation This Summer

Government, News, Water Utilities
With summer in full swing, Arlington residents may be wondering about the best way to use their sprinkler systems to keep lawns healthy. Arlington Water Utilities can help. July is the national Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month. So, it’s a great time to explore ways to use water efficiently while you…
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